Every beach bride dreams of a clean beautiful beach for their wedding ceremony. Climate change and threats to We support that vision and believe it’s important to support our planet. We first visited the Te mana o te Moana sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation center in 2012. Located on the island of Moorea in the South Pacific, the foundation has been providing care to distressed sea turtles since 2004. With the help of the Intercontinental Hotel, Vibrequin swimwear, Air Tahiti, Paul Gauguin Cruises, and other sponsors the Polynesian turtle population has thrived in this unique habitat. We were touched by the dedication and compassion of the volunteers in the program. These beautiful sea turtles melted our hearts. The experience changed our lives and we hoped that one day we could return to support this amazing natural conservatory.
A few years later our daughter was born. Our visit to the turtle island sanctuary was one of our favorite memories and we named her Moorea. During the COVID 19 pandemic, we decided life was too short to talk about helping the planet and decided to really try and make a difference. We knew we’d need help. Most of the brides we’ve worked with have been genuinely empathetic and kind. The ones we surveyed loved the concept. We decided to go for it and launched the Beach Bride Sea Turtle Rescue initiative from our tiny home office in Ocean City, MD.
How Can One Bride Help?
The beautiful image at the top of this page is a photo we took during our time at the sea turtle shelter. This tropical paradise is a protected sanctuary for endangered sea turtles that were rescued by the Te mana o te Moana Turtle Clinic. The screensaver is available as a download for your computer or phone. The donation is only $2.95, but if you spread the word to others we can make a real difference.
We created a unique set of Bridal Party gifts called Besty Boards. The proceeds will be used to adopt and care for turtles on the island. In the spring of 2021 (if COVID lets us) we’ll be returning to the shelter to volunteer, help clean the beach, and create a documentary to raise awareness for sea turtle conservation. We’ll work with the shelter to produce a children’s book dedicated to the habitat protection of these endangered beauties. We’re lining up sponsors to help offset the costs. We’re hoping beach brides can join us in the effort by purchasing a Besty Board gift set and supporting the health of our beaches and wildlife.
Our Honeymoon is a travel journal that also supports sea turtle preservation efforts. The cover image also uses the image from the same image of the sea turtle sanctuary within Moorea’s Intercontinental resort. You’ll also find that same beautiful image on our Ordination of Ministry certificates awarded to aspiring wedding officiants who have supported the cause. If you’re getting a friend or family member to perform your ceremony, please send them to this site. We’re hoping beach brides across the world will embrace the challenge of keeping beaches clean and safe for future generations to enjoy. Thank you for supporting this project.
Sean & Cassandra Rox